A contentious land sculpture was brought to life today (30th May) as it joined growing opposition to a new opencast coal mine. To mark the start of a public inquiry into the controversial Highthorn coal mine at Druridge Bay, a group calling themselves “Northumberlandia Speaks” used the power of art to give voice to Northumberlandia, […]

Next Wednesday (31st May) is the first day of a public inquiry which will decide whether 3 million tonnes of coal will be mined from near Druridge Bay in Northumberland. On the day that the inquiry begins there will be a rallies organised by Save Druridge and Friends of the Earth. The inquiry is being […]

Today, we were sentenced to pay £10,000 compensation charges to Miller Argent Ltd, after pleading guilty to aggravated trespass by shutting down Ffos-y-fran coal mine for one day. by Andrea Brock, Chris Field, Rick Felgate, Kim Turner and The Canary (8th May 2017) In the early hours of 21st April 2017, under the banner of […]

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April 26, 2017

Artists: Isobel Tarr & Scarlet Hall / Photographers: Natasha Quarmby & Ron F / Words: Scarlet Hall / Production © 2017 We’ll never know who they are Neither will the politicians and energy company executives whose actions cut their lives short. We only know that there are approximately 2,900 of them. Those who lose their […]

On the first day since the industrial revolution in which none of the UK’s energy was generated from coal, I was part of shutting down Ffos-y-fran, the UK’s biggest opencast coal mine. I decided that we have to take action because governments are not responding to the impact of climate change and air pollution. We […]

Drax Plc who operate the biggest biomass power station in the world which is also one of the biggest coal power stations in the UK. It receives a shocking £1.5 million a day in ‘renewable energy’ subsidies paid via a surcharge on electricity bills. On the day of Drax’s AGM (13/04/17) scores of campaigners across […]

Activists stop work at SE Asia’s biggest coal plant Mar 30, 2017 Jonny Bairstow  From Energy Live News Environmental protestors today stopped construction for 13 hours at Southeast Asia’s biggest planned coal plant. The activists, from green groups Greenpeace Indonesia, WALHI and Jatam, are demanding the Indonesian Government cancels the 2,000MW Batang coal power plant project and that […]

Drax is the world’s biggest biomass power station, the UK’s biggest coal fired power station, and the UK’s biggest single emitter of green house gasses. Now Drax is even getting involved in gas! Demos on the day of the AGM At Drax’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) we will be protesting outside of The Royal York […]